Listen Now: Running Late
Always late but think you’re worth the wait? Think again.
Slept in, hit traffic, couldn’t find your keys. Standard excuses for anyone running behind schedule. Chances are you’re even one of them. But what you might not realize is being late sends the wrong message.
According to Forbes Magazine there are six different kinds of late a person can be. For example, the frantic. This is someone who runs into the room after things have already started with wet hair and out of breath. The message sent here is “I am drama.” You’re telling people that your life is out of control and you’re a little high maintenance. Qualities rarely found in someone about to be promoted.
Then there’s the unaware or the self-absorbed. Someone who walks into a room and doesn’t even notice they’re late is sending the message that they consider themselves more important than everyone else, an image experts say is hard to recover from.
For more examples of the type of late you don’t want to be, read the original article on Forbes now. And maybe consider setting an alarm.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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